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Hybryds
"Dreambient ‎"
aquarel 07-08
2008

HYBRYDS is a Belgian ritual-esoteric project, which in the early 90-s released it's most significant album "Music for Rituals" on the cult label Artware run by Donna Klemm (R.I.P.). They have reached the peak of creativity in 90-s with their classical discs "The Ritual Should Be Kept Alive" parts 1 & 2, "Soundtrack For The Aquarium", recorded for the Antwerp water park, "Dreamscapes From A Dark Side", "Tectonic Overload". In 2000 the female member of HYBRYDS, Yasnaia, leaves the band, and Magthea is busy with his project NA-DHA for some time.

The new album of HYBRYDS, "Dreambient" is based on exploration of the female characters from the Pagan past: archetypes of the seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother... The music of the project has become more accessible for uninitiated listeners: traditional ambient-ritual basis is enriched with rhythmic electronics, melodic synthesizer tunes and even guitar parts. Vocals are now done by Madeline Arndt from the German darkwave/gothic band Schattenkinder.

Audio-CD is supplemented by a DVD containing a visualization of the subconscious flow of religious and erotic archetypes. The release is packed in a double-digipak with a booklet.

CD/DVD, limited edition 1000 copies in 6-panel digipak with booklet

CD:
1.Opheilia/Ulunda.
2.Woman. 
3.White snow, Red snow. 
4.Satyr. 
5.Invasion. 
6.Babel. 
7.Yuki no fura machio. 
8.Every night.

Music : Magthea, Sven Germeroth, Darin Kalinsky, Mik Schuppin. 
Vocals : Madeline Arndt. 
Additional vocals on Yuki: Katharina. 
Text : 3, 6  by Che Gozin; 
1b, 4, 8  by Madeline Arndt.
Yuki: traditional Japanese songtext, other words by shy contributor.

DVD:
1.Opheilia/Ulunda.
2.Night.
3.Satyr. 
4.Babel.
5.Snow.
6.Woman.

CREDITS
Models : Maide, Kristine, Sandra, Oksana and Inge. 
Ophelia underwaterscene shot by Sven Germeroth. 
All other video shot with a Sony Handycam.
Edits in Final Cut Pro and Photoshop by Sandy Viktor Nys

http://www.hybryds.com

 

Reviews:

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